Frugal Family: Fun, Affordable Family Entertainment This Weekend

This weekend offers a great selection of family entertainment and activities at very reasonable prices.

This weekend offers a great selection of family entertainment and activities at very reasonable prices. Choose from the Cobb County Classic Rodeo, Mama Mia! and The Wizard Of Oz at The Earl Strand Theater, Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival (in Kennesaw) and a Johnny Cash Tribute. Check out the details and pricing below for these five activities:

1) The Cobb County Classic Rodeo at . Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. Admission: Adults $15, Children $12, Children Under 5 Free. http://cobbcountyrodeo.com/

Presented by H & W Rodeo Productions and South 107. Rain or shine. Bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping and barrel racing, trick riders and rodeo clowns. Fun for the whole family!

2) Friday Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz.  8 p.m. on Aug. 24. Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Ticket Prices: Senior/Student/Military $7, Individual $8. Click here to buy tickets online.

The beautiful 1938 classic starring Judy Garland tells the tale of Dorothy, a girl from Kansas, who finds herself in an odd land and must take the yellow brick road to get back home. 

3) Saturday Movie Night: Sing Along with Mamma Mia! 8 p.m. on Aug. 25. Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Ticket Prices: Senior/Student/Military $7, Individual $8. Click here to buy tickets online.

Relive the fun and celebration with the sparkling Mamma Mia! Set on the colorful Greek island of Kalokairi, the plot serves as a lively background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman soon to be married discovers that any one of three men (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth) could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep). Watch the drama ensue in this feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Lyrics will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

4) City of Kennesaw's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. Adams Park 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw 30144. pigsandpeaches.com

Experience the mouth-watering aroma and delicious taste of smoke-cooked barbeque, savor every heavenly bite of sweet peach desserts, and take delight in every moment of fun at the City of Kennesaw's 2012 Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.

5) Jason Thomas: Man in Black: Johnny Cash.  7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 25. The Art Place-Mt. View, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 30066. (770) 509-2700. theartplace.us/

Johnny Cash's music has been heard and enjoyed by many generations of music lovers from all walks of life. 

All of the concerts are free unless you would like to rent a table that seats 8 for $25. So bring your blanket, chair and enjoy the show. The lawn opens at 7 p.m. for seating and shows start at 7:30 p.m. 


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